Special Interest Groups of the MAA (SIGMAAs)
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SIGMAAs will be hosting a number of interesting activities, sessions, and guest lecturers. There are currently nine such focus groups offering members opportunities to interact not only at meetings but throughout the year via newsletters and email-based communications. For more information visit www.maa.org/SIGMAA/SIGMAA.html.
SIGMAA Officers Meeting
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon, chaired by Amy Shell-Gellasch, Pacific Lutheran University
SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government
Mathematics Experiences in Business, Industry, and Government, Thursday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
Guest Lecture, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. by Barry Cipra, Northfield, MN, From Netflix to Gerrymanders: A sample of BIG applications of mathematics
See information on a reception on Thursday evening in the "Social Events" section.
SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics
Mathematical Texts: Famous, Infamous, and Influential, Saturday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
Business Meeting and Reception, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Guest Lecture, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Reviel Netz, Classics Department, Stanford University, title to be announced.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education
Improving a Second Course in Statistics, Wednesday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
Statistics ≠ Mathematics: What A First- (or Second-) Time Teacher of Statistics Should Know, Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. (see the "MAA Panels, Posters, and Other Sessions" section).
Excuse Me, Where Is the Department of Statistics Education? Thursday, 2:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (see MAA Panels, Posters, and Other Sessions)
Business Meeting and Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology
Undergraduate Mathematical Biology, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
Business Meeting, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Guest Lecture, Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Alan Hastings, University of California Davis, Using mathematical approaches to understand and manage spatially distributed populations: From invasive species to fisheries.
SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers
Business Meeting, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fostering, Supporting, and Propogating Math Circles, Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., and Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., organized by James S. Tanton, St. Mark's Institute of Mathematics, and Tatiana Shubin, San Jose State University. A math circle is broadly defined as a semiformal, sustained enrichment experience that brings mathematics professionals in direct contact with pre-college students and/or their teachers. They foster passion and excitement for deep mathematics. This session explores issues of conducting, supporting, and propagating math circle activity and welcomes all interested in learning about this work. Along with lectures, displays, and discussions, a demonstration class with local school students will be given during this session. For detailed information about the presentations, please click here.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the Web
Reception and Business Meeting, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Life after Wolfram Alpha, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Bruce W. Yoshiwara, Pierce College, will give this presentation and lead a discussion.
SIGMAA Quantitative Literacy
Quantitative Reasoning and the Environment, Friday morning(see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
Business Meeting, Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Mathematics for the Working Mathematician, Friday afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
Business Meeting and Reception, Friday, 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Guest Lecture, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Charles Chihara, Philosophy Department, University of California Berkeley, title to be announced.
SIGMAA Environmental Mathematics
Quantitative Reasoning and the Environment, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
Environmental Mathematics, Thursday morning (see MAA Invited Paper Sessions)
SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts
Business Meeting, Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Art of Bruce Beasley, Friday, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Come meet this internationally known artist as he discusses his sculptures that feature multiple intersecting forms developed using a computer program. Images of Bruce Beasley's sculptures can be seen at www.brucebeasley.com/home.htm. An article on his works appears in the December 2006 issue of Hyperseeing, www.isama.org/hyperseeing/.
The Arts and Mathematics, Saturday afternoon (see the MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)
SIGMAA on Research and Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Business Meeting, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Research on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, Friday afternoon (see the MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)